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Emancipation, A Life Fable

Emancipation. A Life Fable by Kate Chopin Emancipation: A Life Fable is featured in our Feminist Literature – Study Guide There was once an animal born into this world, and opening his eyes […]

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A Telephonic Conversation by Mark Twain Consider that a conversation by telephone–when you are simply sitting by and not taking any part in that conversation–is one of the solemnest curiosities […]

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The Aged Mother by Matsuo Basho Also known as The Story of the Aged Mother, this Japanese folktale tells the story of an unkind ruler who issues cruel orders, including […]

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A New Year’s Gift by Guy de Maupassant A New Year’s Gift is a story about infidelity and whether a woman’s risks for love match her lover’s loyalty. “I wished […]

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The Legend of Babouscka by Anonymous The Legend of Babouscka is an old Russian tale in which an old woman missed the chance to travel with the three wise men, […]

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The Night After Christmas by Anonymous The Night After Christmas was published in Dear Santa Claus: Charming Holiday Stories for Boys and Girls (1901) by W.B. Conkey Company, author unattributed. […]

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A Hint for Next Christmas by A.A. Milne A Hint for Next Christmas is Milne’s essay about the merits of small gifts and rethinking the custom of Christmas cards. Published […]

Short Story Share~An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving

An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving by Louisa May Alcott Louisa May Alcott’s An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving (1881) is a heartwarming tale about reuniting family over the holidays. From her short story collection, Aunt […]

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Jolly Halloween by Anonymous Jolly Halloween sung to the tune of “Tramp, Tramp, Tramp” is from Normal Instructor and Primary Plans (October 1922), submitted by Clara Emogene Bowen. I When […]

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving The Legend of Sleepy Hollow was published in 1820. It is featured in our collection of Halloween Stories. Found among the papers […]

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Hansel and Gretel Hansel and Gretel is one of our Favorite Fairy Tales. Hard by a great forest dwelt a poor wood-cutter with his wife and his two children. The […]

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The Butterfly that Stamped by Rudyard Kipling Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories (1902) offer young readers the opportunity to identify literary devices like anthropomorphism and explore the characteristics of what […]

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The Cats of Ulthar by H. P. Lovecraft The Cats of Ulthar (1920) It is said that in Ulthar, which lies beyond the river Skai, no man may kill a […]

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The Aged Mother by Matsuo Basho Also known as The Story of the Aged Mother, this Japanese folktale tells the story of an unkind ruler who issues cruel orders, including […]

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A Baby Tramp by Ambrose Bierce If you had seen little Jo standing at the street corner in the rain, you would hardly have admired him. It was apparently an […]

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